Hidden Meanings Hidden Books

•July 1, 2013 • 2 Comments

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Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation (1 May 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1401088767
ISBN-13: 978-1401088767
Product Dimensions: 21.7 x 14.3 x 1.6 cm

I have often asked myself how the thinking of ancient civilizations might have compared with modern man. Carrying academic qualifications in hard science, and being long self-educated in the esoteric schools, with no particular zealous defense of either, I find myself with a foot in each camp on this question. Perhaps the ancients were superstitious and ignorant, with no more grasp on the nature of reality than a goldfish. Or, perhaps we should understand that there is more than one way to interpret the true nature of reality anyway, and theirs may have been just as valid and useful as more modern scientific proofs.

In this book Laird Scranton, a self-educated student of anthropology and ancient cultures, discusses the comparisons between “them and us.”

Scranton argues thus: Symbol and meaning were originally closely linked. The symbol had a lot to do with the meaning, as the original ancients saw it. Of course, this stands to reason….why would you create a pictogram for something unless one was able to associate the picture easily with the idea being portrayed?

Further, gods were personifications of ideas. Gods of war, gods of the forces of nature, gods of the heavenly bodies etc etc. The actions of the gods in stories representing specific events seen in nature all around the ancients.

Again, writes Scranton, it has been observed that in ancient times buildings or groups of buildings symbolically represented astronomical data. Groups of buildings would be arranged to represent a pattern of stars in the heavens, thereby bringing a little piece of heaven down to earth. Ritual structures were frequently aligned to the cardinal points, and their windows and entryways were frequently aligned to the solstices and equinoxes of the year.

It has been observed that many ancient cultures expressed the same ideas, knowledge, and data through different symbols.

Do these symbols come from a common source? What do they mean? How do they relate to each other? This book explores these questions.

“Hidden meanings” raises an interesting question from the study of ancient dead languages with regard to interpretation. Egyptian hieroglyphs are frequently found to have more than one meaning. The choice of meaning that is chosen by a modern scholar may only reflect their own favorite paradigm for how the ancients thought. Any other possible interpretation may later be rejecting in future disputes as nothing more than “pun”.

The author very rightly asks the question of whether we have yet hit the right series of interpretations to correctly re-manifest the meaning the ancients were attempting to express.

This book explores this question through comparison of the symbol set of ancient Egypt with the still extant though undoubtedly ancient symbol set of the Dogon tribe of Mali. The Dogons share a good number of symbols with ancient Egypt, and their culture has many similarities. By this means a living culture can give voice to what might have been the earliest meaning of all those pictograms. The symbols of other cultures are mentioned where particularly applicable.

A number of topics are covered in depth in the book by means of this comparison.

1) Creation stories.

There are many common elements in creation stories….

The unformed universe as an egg.
Emergence from the waters of chaos.
The casting of opposites such as day and night, man and woman, land and air, yin and yang.
The spiral or coiling nature of existence, the coiled serpent.
Creation of beings from clay.

The author compares the detailed creation myths of the Egyptians and the Dogon to the big bang theory of modern physics. Creation myths are interpreted in a light that asks us to consider if the ancients had an intuitive understanding of the propagation of waves as understood today by modern physics. Likewise we are shown the data which compare our modern understanding of the force-carrying particles of the universe to ancient myths and symbols that may express the same understanding. Electron orbits and quantum states, string theory, all are compared, modern and ancient.

2) Genetics and reproduction

In this section the principles used for comparison as we have outlined them above are now applied to the correlations between ancient myths dealing with creation, and the modern science of genetics. The author points out symbolic correlations that may be interpreted to describe a knowledge of DNA, cellular mitosis, and nucleic acids as the underlying language of cellular biology. Examples of this are as common in Judaic mythology and symbolism as they are with the Dogon it seems, and the author quotes much data on this subject from Judaic literature.

3) A Global serpent religion

Archeology has revealed that organized civilizations sprang up around the world in the same period of time….Egypt, Mesopotamia, China…in each case the earliest archeological strong evidence for permanent cities is around this time. There is also a good deal of evidence that each of these civilizations was using the same root mythos, upon which they each based their religions. Again using the example of the Dogon tribe, Laird Scranton shows us the symbols associated with this “serpent religion” and makes suggestions about what may have happened to it.

This book is truly loaded with data. So knowledgeable did I find the author to be on his subject matter that I had to re-read the book three times before I was satisfied that I had got everything from this book that the author had to give.

I am completely open minded with regard to reinterpretation of ancient symbols, and the way the ancients may have thought. I find no one theory to have more veracity than any other, when that veracity is based only on paradigm common in my own era.

I see immediately that some persons may find the argument that the ancients understood cellular biology to be ridiculous. I can only respond that ruling out possibilities you have no actual means to disprove is equally ridiculous.

Laird Scranton has written a thoughtful, well-researched and challenging book. He is very intelligent, a good writer, and offers helpful illustrations throughout as well as an excellent index. Very very interesting reading!

The Mysterious Connection Between Sirius and Human History

•March 16, 2013 • 2 Comments

Since ancient times and across multiple civilizations, Sirius, the dog star, has been surrounded with a mysterious lore. Esoteric teachings of all ages have invariably attributed to Sirius a special status and the star’s importance in occult symbolism is an attestation of that fact. What makes Sirius so special? Is it simply due to the fact that it is the brightest star in the sky? Or is it also because humanity has an ancient, mysterious connection with it? This article looks at the importance of Sirius throughout History and secret societies and will describe the symbolism surrounding it.

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Sirius is located in the constellation Canis Major – also known as the Big Dog – and is therefore known as the “dog star”. It is over twenty times brighter than our sun and is twice as massive. At night time, Sirius is the brightest star in the sky and its blue-white glare never failed to amaze star gazers since the dawn of time. No wonder Sirius has been revered by practically all civilizations. But is there more to Sirius than meets the eye?

Artifacts of ancient civilizations have revealed that Sirius was of a great importance in astronomy, mythology and occultism. Mystery schools consider it to be “sun behind the sun” and, therefore, the true source of our sun’s potency. If our sun’s warmth keeps the physical world alive, Sirius is considered to keep the spiritual world alive. It is the “real light” shining in the East, the spiritual light, where as the sun illuminates the physical world, which is considered to be a grand illusion.
Associating Sirius with the divine and even considering it as the home of humanity’s “great teachers” is not only embedded in the mythology of a few primitive civilizations: It is a widespread belief that has survived (and even intensified) to this day. We will look at the importance of Sirius in ancient times, analyze its prominence in secret societies and we will examine these esoteric concepts as they are translated in popular culture.

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In Ancient Civilizations

In Ancient Egypt, Sirius was regarded as the most important star in the sky. In fact, it was astronomically the foundation of the Egyptians’ entire religious system. It was revered as Sothis and was associated with Isis, the mother goddess of Egyptian mythology. Isis is the female aspect of the trinity formed by herself, Osiris and their son Horus. Ancient Egyptians held Sirius in such a high regard that most of their deities were associated, in some way or another, with the star. Anubis, the dog-headed god of death, had an obvious connection with the dog star and Toth-Hermes, the great teacher of humanity, was also esoterically connected with the star.

The Egyptian calendar system was based on the heliacal rising of Sirius that occurred just before the annual flooding of the Nile during summer. The star’s celestial movement was also observed and revered by ancient Greeks, Sumerians, Babylonians and countless other civilizations. The star was therefore considered sacred and its apparition in the sky was accompanied with feasts and celebrations. The dog star heralded the coming of the hot and dry days of July and August, hence the popular term “the dog days of summer”.

Several occult researchers have claimed that the Great Pyramid of Giza was built in perfect alignment with the stars, especially Sirius. The light from these stars were said to be used in ceremonies of Egyptian Mysteries.

“This ancient people (Egyptians) knew that once every year the Parent Sun is in line with the Dog Star. Therefore, the Great Pyramid was so constructed that, at this sacred moment, the light of the Dog Star fell upon the square “Stone of God” at the upper end of the Great Gallery, descending upon the head of the high priest, who received the Super Solar Force and sought through his own perfected Solar Body to transmit to other Initiates this added stimulation for the evolution of their Godhood. This then was the purpose of the “`Stone of God,’ whereon in the Ritual, Osiris sits to bestow upon him (the illuminate) the Atf crown or celestial light.” “North and South of that crown is love,” proclaims an Egyptian hymn. “And thus throughout the teaching of Egypt the visible light was but the shadow of the invisible Light; and in the wisdom of the ancient country the measures of Truth were the years of the Most High.” 1

Recent scientific discoveries relating to the Great Pyramid and its mysterious “air shafts” have lead researchers to further confirm the importance of Sirius within the pyramid.

Star alignment with the Great Pyramid of Giza. Orion (associated with the god Osiris) is aligned with the King’s Chamber while Sirius (associated with the goddess Isis) is aligned with the Queen’s Chamber.

Star alignment with the Great Pyramid of Giza. Orion (associated with the god Osiris) is aligned with the King’s Chamber while Sirius (associated with the goddess Isis) is aligned with the Queen’s Chamber.

A fascinating aspect of Sirius is the consistency of the symbolism and meanings attached to it. Several great civilizations have indeed associated Sirius with a dog-like figure and viewed the star as either the source or the destination of a mysterious force. In Chinese and Japanese astronomy, Sirius is known as the “star of the celestial wolf”. Several aboriginal tribes of North America referred to the star in canine terms: the Seri and Tohono O’odham tribes of the southwest describe the Sirius as a “dog that follows mountain sheep”, while the Blackfoot call it “Dog-face”. The Cherokee paired Sirius with Antares as a dog-star guardian of the “Path of Souls”. The Wolf (Skidi) tribe of Nebraska knew it as the “Wolf Star”, while other branches of knew it as the “Coyote Star”. Further north, the Alaskan Inuit of the Bering Strait called it “Moon Dog”. 2

The Dogon Tribe and Atlantis

In 1971, the American author Robert Temple published a controversial book entitled The Sirius Mystery where he claimed that the Dogons (an ancient African tribe from Mali) knew details about Sirius that would be impossible to be know without the use of telescopes. According to him, the Dogon understood the binary nature of Sirius, which is, in fact, composed of two stars named Sirius A and Sirius B. This lead Robert Temple to believe that the Dogons had “direct” connections with beings from Sirius. While some might say “you can’t be Sirius” (sorry), a great number of secret societies (who have historically held within their ranks some of the world’s most influential people) and belief systems teach about a mystic connection between Sirius and humanity.

In Dogon mythology, humanity is said to be born from the Nommo, a race of amphibians who were inhabitants of a planet circling Sirius. They are said to have “descended from the sky in a vessel accompanied by fire and thunder” and imparted to humans profound knowledge. This lead Robert Temple to theorize that the Nommos were extraterrestrial inhabitants of Sirius who travelled to earth at some point in the distant past to teach ancient civilizations (such as the Egyptians and Dogons) about the Sirius star system as well as our own solar system. These civilizations would then record the Nommos’ teachings in their religions and make them a central focus of their Mysteries.

The Dogon’s mythology system is strikingly similar to the ones of other civilizations such as the Sumerians, Egyptians, Israelites and Babylonians as it includes the archetypal myth of a “great teacher from above”. Depending on the civilization, this great teacher is known as eith Enoch, Thoth or Hermes Trismegistus and is said to have taught humanity theurgic sciences. In occult traditions, it is believed that Thoth-Hermes had taught the people of Atlantis, which, according to legend, became the world’s most advanced civilization before the entire continent  was submerged by the Great Deluge (accounts of a flood can be found in the mythologies of countless civilizations). Survivors from Atlantis travelled by boat to several countries, including Egypt, where they imparted their advanced knowledge. Occultists believe that the inexplicable resemblances between distant civilizations (such as the Mayas and the Egyptians) can be explained by their common contact with Atlanteans.

“Was the religious, philosophic, and scientific knowledge possessed by the priestcrafts of antiquity secured from Atlantis, whose submergence obliterated every vestige of its part in the drama of world progress? Atlantean sun worship has been perpetuated in the ritualism and ceremonialism of both Christianity and pagandom. Both the cross and the serpent were Atlantean emblems of divine wisdom. The divine (Atlantean) progenitors of the Mayas and Quichés of Central America coexisted within the green and azure radiance of Gucumatz, the “plumed” serpent. The six sky-born sages came into manifestation as centers of light bound together or synthesized by the seventh – and chief – of their order, the “feathered” snake. The title of “winged” or “plumed” snake was applied to Quetzalcoatl, or Kukulcan, the Central American initiate. The center of the Atlantean Wisdom-Religion was presumably a great pyramidal temple standing on the brow of a plateau rising in the midst of the City of the Golden Gates. From here the Initiate-Priests of the Sacred Feather went forth, carrying the keys of Universal Wisdom to the uttermost parts of the earth.

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From the Atlanteans the world has received not only the heritage of arts and crafts, philosophies and sciences, ethics and religions, but also the heritage of hate, strife, and perversion. The Atlanteans instigated the first war; and it has been said that all subsequent wars were fought in a fruitless effort to justify the first one and right the wrong which it caused. Before Atlantis sank, its spiritually illumined Initiates, who realized that their land was doomed because it had departed from the Path of Light, withdrew from the ill-fated continent. Carrying with them the sacred and secret doctrine, these Atlanteans established themselves in Egypt, where they became its first “divine” rulers. Nearly all the great cosmologic myths forming the foundation of the various sacred books of the world are based upon the Atlantean Mystery rituals.” 3

Is Thoth-Hermes-Trismegistus the equivalent of the Dogon’s Nommos, who are believed to originate from Sirius? Ancient texts concerning Hermes describe him as a teacher of mysteries who “came from the stars”. Furthermore, Thoth-Hermes was directly connected with Sirius in Egyptian mythology.

“The dog-star: the star worshipped in Egypt and reverenced by the Occultists; by the former because its heliacal rising with the Sun was a sign of the beneficient inundation of the Nile, and by the latter because it is mysteriously associated with Toth-Hermes, god of wisdom, and Mercury, in another form. Thus Sothis-Sirius had, and still has, a mystic and direct influence over the whole living heaven, and is connected with almost every god and goddess. It was “Isis in the heaven” and called Isis-Sothis, for Isis was “in the constellation of the dog”, as is declared on her monuments. Being connected with the Pyramid, Sirius was, therefore, connected with the initiations which took place in it.” 4

“The Trismegistic treatise ‘The Virgin of the World’ from Egypt refers to ‘the Black Rite’, connected with the ‘black’ Osiris, as the highest degree of secret initiation possible in the ancient Egyptian religion – it is the ultimate secret of the mysteries of Isis. This treatise says Hermes came to earth to teach men civilization and then again ‘mounted to the stars’, going back to his home and leaving behind the mystery religion of Egypt with its celestial secrets which were some day to be decoded.” 5

Interpreting the mythology of ancient cultures is not an exact science and connections are inherently difficult to prove. However, the symbolic link between Sirius and occult knowledge has constantly appeared throughout History and has seamlessly traveled through the ages. In fact, it is as revered today as it was millenniums ago. Modern secret societies such as the Freemasons, the Rosicrucians and the Golden Dawn (which are considered to be Hermetic Orders due to the fact their teachings are based on those of Hermes Trismegistus) all attribute to Sirius the utmost importance. An educated look at their symbolism provides a glimpse at the profound connection between Sirius and occult philosophy.

Sirius in Occult Symbolism and Secret Societies

To claim that Sirius is “important” to Hermetic Orders would be a gross understatement. The dog star is nothing less than the central focus of the teachings and symbolism of secret societies. The ultimate proof of this fact: many secret societies are actually named after the star.

In the Tarot

The seventeenth numbered major trump is called Les Étoiles, (French for The Star), and portrays a young girl kneeling with one foot in water and the other on and, her body somewhat suggesting the swastika. She has two urns, the contents of which she pours upon the land and sea. Above the girl’s head are eight stars, one of which is exceptionally large and bright. Count de Gébelin considers the great star to be Sothis or Sirius; the other seven are the sacred planets of the ancients. He believes the female figure to be Isis in the act of causing the inundations of the Nile which accompanied the rising of the Dog Star. The unclothed figure of Isis may well signify that Nature does not receive her garment of verdure until the rising of the Nile waters releases the germinal life of plants and flowers.

“The seventeenth numbered major trump is called Les Étoiles, (French for The Star), and portrays a young girl kneeling with one foot in water and the other on and, her body somewhat suggesting the swastika. She has two urns, the contents of which she pours upon the land and sea. Above the girl’s head are eight stars, one of which is exceptionally large and bright. Count de Gébelin considers the great star to be Sothis or Sirius; the other seven are the sacred planets of the ancients. He believes the female figure to be Isis in the act of causing the inundations of the Nile which accompanied the rising of the Dog Star. The unclothed figure of Isis may well signify that Nature does not receive her garment of verdure until the rising of the Nile waters releases the germinal life of plants and flowers.” 6

In Freemasonry

In Masonic lodges, Sirius is known as the “Blazing Star” and a simple look at its prominence in Masonic symbolism reveals its utmost importance. The Masonic author William Hutchinson wrote about Sirius: “It is the first and most exalted object that demands our attention in the Lodge.” The same way the light of Sirius made its way into the Great Pyramid during initiations, it is symbolically present in Masonic lodges.

“The Ancient Astronomers saw all the great Symbols of Masonry in the Stars. Sirius glitters in our lodges as the Blazing Star.” 7

Sirius, the Blazing Star, at the center of the Masonic mosaic pavement.

Sirius, the Blazing Star, at the center of the Masonic mosaic pavement.

The Blazing Star shining upon members of a Masonic lodge

The Blazing Star shining upon members of a Masonic lodge

“(The Blazing Star) originally represented SIRIUS, or the Dog-star, the forerunner of the inundation of the Nile; the God ANUBIS, companion of ISIS in her search for the body of OSIRIS, her brother and husband. Then it became the image of HORUS, the son of OSIRIS, himself symbolized also by the Sun, the author of the Seasons, and the God of Time; Son of ISIS, who was the universal nature, himself the primitive matter, inexhaustible source of Life, spark of uncreated fire, universal seed of all beings. It was HERMES, also, the Master of Learning, whose name in Greek is that of the God Mercury.” 8

In Freemasonry, it is taught that the Blazing Star is a symbol of deity, of omnipresence (the Creator is present everywhere) and of omniscience (the Creator sees and knows all). Sirius is therefore the “sacred place” all Masons must ascend to: It is the source of divine power and the destination of divine individuals. This concept is often represented in Masonic art.

Masonic art portraying Sirius, the Blazing Star, as the destination of the Mason’s journey.

Masonic art portraying Sirius, the Blazing Star, as the destination of the Mason’s journey.

To achieve perfection, the initiate must successfully understand and internalize the dual nature of the world (good and evil; masculine and feminine; black and white, etc.) through alchemical metamorphosis. This concept is symbolically represented by the union of Osiris and Isis (the male and female principles) to give birth to Horus, the star-child, the Christ-like figure, the perfected man of Freemasonry – who is equated with the Blazing Star.

“The sun and moon … represent the two grand principles … the male and the female … both shed their light upon their offspring, the blazing star, or Horus.” 9

The Egyptian hieroglyph representing Sirius has been esoterically interpreted to be a representation of this cosmic trinity.

The hieroglyph representing Sirius contains three elements: a “phallic” obelisk (representing Osiris), a “womb-like” dome (representing Isis) and a star (representing Horus).

The hieroglyph representing Sirius contains three elements: a “phallic” obelisk (representing Osiris), a “womb-like” dome (representing Isis) and a star (representing Horus).

This concept is so crucial for Freemasons, that it was embedded in some of the most important structures in the world.

The Washington Monument, an Egyptian obelisk representing the male principle, is directly connected with the dome of the Capitol, representing the female principle. Together they produce Horus an unseen energy represented by Sirius. (For more information, read the article Mystical Sites – The U.S. Capitol on The Vigilant Citizen).

The Washington Monument, an Egyptian obelisk representing the male principle, is directly connected with the dome of the Capitol, representing the female principle. Together they produce Horus an unseen energy represented by Sirius. (For more information, read the article Mystical Sites – The U.S. Capitol).

As stated by Albert Pike above, the Egyptian god Horus and the star Sirius are often associated. In Masonic symbolism, the eye of Horus (or the All-Seeing Eye) is often depicted surrounded by the glittering of light of Sirius.

A Masonic tracing board depicting the sun above the left pillar (representing the masculine), the moon above the right pillar (representing feminine) and Sirius above the middle pillar, representing the “perfected man” or Horus, the son of Isis and Osiris. Notice the “Eye of Horus” on Sirius.

A Masonic tracing board depicting the sun above the left pillar (representing the masculine), the moon above the right pillar (representing feminine) and Sirius above the middle pillar, representing the “perfected man” or Horus, the son of Isis and Osiris. Notice the “Eye of Horus” on Sirius.

The Eye of Horus inside a triangle (symbolizing deity) surrounded by the glow of Sirius, the Blazing Star

The Eye of Horus inside a triangle (symbolizing deity) surrounded by the glow of Sirius, the Blazing Star

The All-Seeing Eye inside the Blazing Star in Masonic art.

The All-Seeing Eye inside the Blazing Star in Masonic art.

Given the symbolic correlation between the All-Seeing Eye and Sirius, the next image becomes self-explanatory.

The light behind the All-Seeing Eye on the American dollar bill is not from the sun, but from Sirius. The Great Pyramid of Giza was built in alignment with Sirius and is therefore shown shining right above the Pyramid. A radiant tribute to Sirius is therefore in the pockets of millions of citizens.

The light behind the All-Seeing Eye on the American dollar bill is not from the sun, but from Sirius. The Great Pyramid of Giza was built in alignment with Sirius and is therefore shown shining right above the Pyramid. A radiant tribute to Sirius is therefore in the pockets of millions of citizens.

Order of the Eastern Star

The symbol of the OES is an inverted star, similar to the Blazing Star of Freemasonry.

The symbol of the OES is an inverted star, similar to the Blazing Star of Freemasonry.

Considered to be the “female version” of Freemasonry (although men can join), the Order of the Eastern Star (OES) is directly named after Sirius, the “Star rising from the East”. A “general public” explanation of the origins of the Order’s name claims it originated from the “Star of the East” that lead the Three Magis to Jesus Christ. A look into the occult meaning of the Order’s symbolism however makes it clear that the OES is a reference to Sirius, the most important star of Freemasonry, its parent organization.

OES art depicting Sirius above the Great Pyramid.

OES art depicting Sirius above the Great Pyramid.

Madame Blavatsky, Alice Bailey  and Theosophy

Helena Blavatsky and Alice Bailey, the two main figures associated with Theosophy, have both considered Sirius to be a source esoteric power. Blavatsky stated that the star Sirius exerts a mystic and direct influence over the entire living heaven and is linked with every great religion of antiquity.

Alice Bailey sees the Dog Star as the true “Great White Lodge” and believes it to be the home of the “Spiritual Hierarchy”. For this reason she considers Sirius as the “star of initiation”.

“This is the great star of initiation because our Hierarchy (an expression of the second aspect of divinity) is under the supervision or spiritual magnetic control of the Hierarchy of Sirius. These are the major controlling influences whereby the cosmic Christ works upon the Christ principle in the solar system, in the planet, in man and in the lower forms of life expression. It is esoterically called the “brilliant star of sensitivity.” 10

Not unlike most many esoteric writers, Bailey considers Sirius to have a great impact on human life.

“All that can be done here in dealing with this profound subject is to enumerate briefly some of the cosmic influences which definitely affect our earth, and produce results in the consciousness of men everywhere, and which, during the process of initiation, bring about certain specific phenomena.

First and foremost is the energy or force emanating from the sun Sirius. If it might be so expressed, the energy of thought, or mind force, in its totality, reaches the solar system from a distant cosmic centre via Sirius. Sirius acts as the transmitter, or the focalising centre, whence emanate those influences which produce self-consciousness in man.” 11

Aleister Crowley, the A.A. and Kenneth Grant

In 1907, Crowley started his own occult order called the A.A. – short for Argentium Astrum, which can be translated to ‘The Order of the Silver Star’. The ‘Silver Star’ was, of course, a reference to Sirius. Even if Crowley almost always referred to the dog star in veiled terms, the whole of his magickal philosophy, from his development as a young Freemason through to his final years as the Head of the O.T.O, is wholly in accordance with the Sirian influence, which was identified and expressed by other writers of his era. His alleged contact with his Holy Guardian Angel that later led to the channeling of ‘Liber AL: The Book of the Law’ is believed to have originated from Sirius.

If Crowley used code words to describe Sirius, his protégé Kenneth Grant has explicitly and extensively written about the dog star. Throughout his numerous books, he often described Sirius as being a powerful center of magickal magnetic power. His belief that the star holds the central key to unlocking the mysteries of the Egyptian and Typhonian traditions has strengthened over time and became a central focus of his research. One of Grant’s most important and controversial thesis was his discovery of the “Sirius/Set current”, which is an extra-terrestrial dimension connecting Sirius, the Earth and Set, the Eyptian god of Chaos – who was later associated with Satan.

“Set is the initiator, the Opener of mans’ consciousness to the rays of the Undying God typified by Sirius – the Sun in the South.” 12

“Sirius, or Set, was the original “headless one” – the light of the lower region (the south) who was known (in Egypt) as An (the dog), hence Set-An (Satan), Lord of the infernal regions, the place of heat, later interpreted in a moral sense as “hell”. 13

Although each occult philosophy describes Sirius in a slightly different matter, it is still consistently regarded as the “sun behind the sun”, the true source of occult power. It is perceived as the cradle of human knowledge and the belief of the existence of a strong connection between the star and planet Earth never seems to become outdated. Is there a true link between Sirius and Earth? Is the dog star an esoteric symbol representing something happening in the spiritual realm? It is both? One thing is for sure, the cult of Sirius is not a “thing of the past” and is very alive today. An in-depth look at our popular culture, which is heavily influenced by occult symbolism, reveals numerous references to Sirius.

Sirius in Popular Culture

Direct references to Sirius in popular culture are too many to enumerate (e.g. see the name and the logo of the most important satellite radio in the world). A more interesting aspect of popular culture to analyze are the coded references to Sirius. Important movies have indeed made veiled yet profound references to the dog star (apparently intended to those “in the know”), where the star plays the role it was always given by the Mysteries: as an initiator and a divine teacher. Here are some examples.

In Disney’s Pinocchio, based on a story written by Freemason Carlo Collodi, Gepetto prays to the brightest star in the sky to have a “real boy”. The Blue Fairy (her color is a reference to Sirius’ light-blue glow) then descends from the heavens to give life to Pinocchio. Throughout the marionette’s quest to become a boy (an allegory for esoteric initiation), the Blue Fairy guides Pinocchio towards the “right path”. Sirius is therefore represented as a source of life, a guide and a teacher. (For more information see the article entitled The Esoteric Interpretation of Pinocchio on The Vigilant Citizen).

In Disney’s Pinocchio, based on a story written by Freemason Carlo Collodi, Gepetto prays to the brightest star in the sky to have a “real boy”. The Blue Fairy (her color is a reference to Sirius’ light-blue glow) then descends from the heavens to give life to Pinocchio. Throughout the marionette’s quest to become a boy (an allegory for esoteric initiation), the Blue Fairy guides Pinocchio towards the “right path”. Sirius is therefore represented as a source of life, a guide and a teacher. (For more information see the article entitled The Esoteric Interpretation of Pinocchio).

The theme song of the movie Pinocchio is also an ode to Sirius.

When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires will come to you

If your heart is in your dreams, no request is too extreme
When you wish upon a star as dreamers do

(Fate is kind, she brings to those who love
The sweet fulfillment of their secret longing)

Like a bolt out of the blue, fate steps in and sees you thru
When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true

In Harry Potter, the character named Sirius Black is most likely a reference to Sirius B. (the “darker” star of Sirius’ binary system). He is Harry Potter’s godfather, which makes Sirius, once again, a teacher and a guide. The wizard can turn into a big black dog, another link with the “dog star”.

In Harry Potter, the character named Sirius Black is most likely a reference to Sirius B. (the “darker” star of Sirius’ binary system). He is Harry Potter’s godfather, which makes Sirius, once again, a teacher and a guide. The wizard can turn into a big black dog, another link with the “dog star”.

In the Truman Show, a spotlight – used to imitate the light of a star in Truman’s fake world – falls from the sky and nearly hits him. The label on the spotlight identifies it as Sirius. Truman’s encounter with Sirius gives him a glimpse of “true knowledge” and prompts his quest for truth. Sirius is therefore the “star of initiation”. It caused Truman to realize the limitations of the his studio world (our material world) and lead him to freedom (spiritual emancipation).

In the Truman Show, a spotlight – used to imitate the light of a star in Truman’s fake world – falls from the sky and nearly hits him. The label on the spotlight identifies it as Sirius. Truman’s encounter with Sirius gives him a glimpse of “true knowledge” and prompts his quest for truth. Sirius is therefore the “star of initiation”. It caused Truman to realize the limitations of the his studio world (our material world) and lead him to freedom (spiritual emancipation).

In Conclusion

From the dawn of civilization to modern times, from remote tribes of Africa to the great capitals of the modern world, Sirius was – and still is – seen as a life-giver. Despite the disparity between cultures and epochs, the same mysterious attributes are given to the dog star, which can lead us to ask: how can all theses definitions synchronize so perfectly? Is there a common source to these myths about Sirius? The dog star is invariably associated with divinity and is regarded as a source of knowledge and power. These connections are particularly evident when one examines the teachings and the symbolism of secret societies, who have always taught about a mystical link with this particular celestial body. Is there a secret link between human evolution and Sirius? Unlocking this secret would mean unlocking one of humanity’s greatest mysteries.

  1. Marshall Adams, The Book of the Master
  2. J.B. Holberg, Sirius: Brightest Diamond in the Night Sky
  3. Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages
  4. Helena Blavatsky, Theosophical Glossary
  5. Robert Temple, The Sirius Mystery
  6. Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of all Ages
  7. Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma
  8. Ibid.
  9. Ibid.
  10. Alice Bailey, Esoteric Astrology
  11. Alice Bailey, Initiation, Human and Solar
  12. Kenneth Grant, The Magical Revival
  13. Ibid.

Adam’s Calendar , Stonehenge ,The Hopi Medicine Wheel

•October 20, 2012 • Leave a Comment
Stonehenge
Pic: .Bala
We’re proud to bring you this fascinating article speculating about the possible significance of one of our oldest monuments – Stonehenge. Thomas believes that along with many other circular alignments across the globe, Stonehenge shares a powerful message for us all. Over to Thomas:-At the present time, there are many theories, speculations, and thoughts about the true meaning of Stonehenge.

To my knowledge no one has ever given an explanation for the number of circles, the numbers of stones in each circle, what the complex was positioned for or why it was built. Many say that it is lined up with the equinox, the solstice, or the moon cycles, but they never really shown a diagram to prove their point. So, I do not believe I am out of line by saying that at the present time no one really knows when it was built, what it represents, or the reason for its construction.

Stone Medicine Wheels

When I ask my Elder Native American friends “What are these stone medicine wheels I hear about all the time?” Their response is usually the same, “They represent our astronomical cycle of life or our pathway of life, the Earthʼs delicate balance in space.” When I ask “Why arenʼt we building any new ones?” They say “The time is not right yet, everyone will build them towards the end times.”

When I look at stone circles around the globe including Stonehenge, I would have to agree. Stones, arranged in circles, have been found around the world in Turkey, England, Israel, Africa, Egypt, Mexico and the Americaʼs. They have been built at different periods of time in Earthʼs history by everyone, in many different locations, using small stones, huge stones, pyramids, and observatories. What could the ancient ones have been trying to tell us about Earthʼs delicate balance and why?

In the Americaʼs, stone circles have been given the name “Medicine Wheels” and there are many different reasons given for their constructions. Some say they are places for healing, medicine, sacred ceremonies, spiritual guidance, magic, and even some sort of secret technology. But all I really see, are piles of stones arranged in the same circular pattern. Thousands of people have visited these sites and nothing has ever happened to them, no magic, no medicine, or secret technology, nothing has ever embraced them to my knowledge.

It is the Hopi belief, based on their Creation story, that east has not always been located in the same position as it is today. They believe that our planet has shifted on its axis at predetermined times account the twin polar ice caps departed their post or melted and the loss of this weight caused the planet to teeter off balance, spin around crazily, and then roll over twice.This is the third time that this shift has occurred and the North and South poles were located in different locations in each of the three previous events or times. Bighorn National Forest
Wyoming Medicine Wheel
Pic: Thomas O. Mills, Figure 1

Charles Hapgood wrote a book called Path of the Pole in 1958, with a foreword by Albert Einstein, he speculated that the earthʼs crust can rotated or slip above the inner core, like the skin of an orange, and he calls this event earth crust displacement. On his climate change chart for the last 100,000 years, he carbon dated thousands of core samples to conclude that this slippage has happened at least three times in that time period or exactly the same count as the Hopi elders have been saying for many hundreds of years.

The Hopi version is based on a verbal story passed down from generation to generation and Hapgoodʼs version is based on the data he collected around the planet in his scientific study.

The Hopi Truth Wheel

In order to prove the Hopi and Hapgood, and find out the truth about all the stone circles, I have come up with a simple tool that I call the Hopi Truth Wheel or the Hopi Wheel of Truth.

Hopi Truth Wheel
Pic: Thomas O. Mills, Figure 2
The equinox, the winter solstice and the summer solstice are very important events to the Hopi. Many of their most important ceremonies are based on these occurrences. The equinox, which occurs twice a year, once on March 20th and then again on September 21st or 22nd, when the earthʼs axis is straight up, not pointing towards the sun or away from the sun and therefore the day is split equally into two equal halves, or half daylight and half darkness; the perfect balance.

The summer and winter solstice take place 28 degrees north or south from this point of the equinox, so the halfway mark would be 14 degrees on each side or the cross-quarter mark. All five of these measurements are very important and used by the Hopi throughout the year.

I have divided the circle into 12 equal pieces by using the number 30 instead of the number 28 to work with whole numbers in our system of mathematics. I believe one would get the same results with what ever system of mathematics you use account of the way the stone circles are designed. If it takes the earth 72 years to move just one degree through the procession of the equinox, and in our system there are 360 degrees in a circle, then it would take 360 x 72 or 25,920 years to travel the whole circle, using our system.

A person using this tool, at the time of the equinox, facing east at sunrise would have west directly behind him, north would be to his left and south to his right, and by using this tool he would have at least 14 points of reference (similar to a gyroscope) to measure the earthʼs delicate balance or its orientation in space.

I have learned that having two or three points of reference is very important. For example, when building a fence over a long distance, if you put the first and last post in place, then a person standing in the middle, can move a marker back and forth between the two, and then someone standing behind the first post, can line them up perfectly straight between the three points and make a very straight fence. Two points will not work.

Stonehenge’s Orignal Alignment

Two archaeologists, Thomas Darvill and Geoffrey Wainwright, have been working at Stonehenge for many years. They believe this is what the complex looked like when all the stones were in their original place, Figure 3. This is also Stonehenge present orientation to the four directions, north, south, east, and west.

At the present time the complex does not line up with the equinox, the solstice or any planets, stars, or events. Therefore, at the present time, no one has any idea what the complex was really used for or when it was built.
Stonehenge Original Alignment
Pic: Thomas O. Mills, Figure 3
If we turn the structure and the earth to face true east,
Stonehenge Original Alignment
Pic: Thomas O. Mills, Figure 4

Stonehenge
Pic: Thomas O. Mills, Figure 5
And then add the Hopi Truth Wheel. See Figure 5.


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You would see that the sun on the morning of the equinox would enter the complex between the exact center of two large stones, split one of the smaller center stones into two equal pieces and then pass through two of the large stones in the center and depart the complex between two more large stones in the back of the circle at true west.

The sun on the morning of the summer and winter solstice would split the next two stones on each side of this center stone and land on two of the large stones in the second ring of stones where both of these events could be marked and measured for reference when the equinox occurred.

There would be four more points of reference between the remaining eight large stones that could line up with four different stars at that moment. The stars would change as time went by account of the procession of the equinox, but the location of the stars would mark the exact time that the complex was used. Astronomers can move the procession forward or backward and calculate the exact time and date. This might be one more reason for the complex and the reason the builders used such large stones, that could not be moved.

Balancing the Planet

The complete complex would be a very effective way of showing our balanced planet at the time of the equinox, or it would have been an excellent tool to do the job of balancing the planet if it was out of balance or orientation in its orbit for some reason.

With east in this direction everything starts to make sense. The eight large stones in the middle of the circle would act as a type of gun site allowing the light of four stars to meet in the middle of the circle. The north-south lines that were not needed would not go through the circle nor would the four unneeded lines that complete the twelve divisions of the circle.

If a person was standing at the center of the circle the morning of the equinox they would see two points of reference to the north and two points of reference to the south. Then the sun would rise in the direction of true east between the two large stones in the outer circle and split the small center stone in the ring of 60 stones and then pass through the exact center of the two large stones and out the opposite side of the complex. This would give the observer six points of reference to the earth delicate balance and I do not believe you could get the same result by shifting the complex in any other direction. This might be the reason the complex was built. There is no other explanation that I can find. The Creator of the complex needed the sun and the stars to find the earths perfect balance in space.

The North Pole 17,000 Years Ago

Stonehenge in Google Earth
Pic: Thomas O. Mills, Figure 6
The complex also tells me that the Creator of the complex used a stele as a reference point to block the suns rays at the time of the equinox. That he needed at least six points of reference and that he was very worried about the Earths delicate balance at different times in our past.If you follow the direction of the north line northward, it takes you to a location at 60 degrees north, 73 degrees west which is the exact location that Charles Hapgood suggest in his book, The Path Of The Poles, as a location of the north pole at around 17,000 Before Present.

The only location I have ever been in my life where the equinox, the solstice and the stars are measured for a worldly event, and objects are arranged in a broken circle (Kachina Dancers) is a Hopi Plaza or a Hopi Kiva, their underground ceremonial chamber. The Hopi truth wheel works at Stonehenge in my mind.

In 2003, 150 miles inland from the port of Maputo, Southeast Africa, Johan Heine was searching for a plane that had crashed. He passed over thousand of stone circles that he thought were cattle pens that the natives had piled together for corrals and finally landed at a place he named, “Adams Calendar” a stone circle on top of a high ridge.When I place the Hopi Wheel of Truth on the site:
Adams Calendar, South Africa
Pic: Thomas O. Mills, Figure 7

and if you follow the north line with google earth:

Which according to Hapgood, would date the site to around 75,000 years ago.
Adams Calendar, South Africa
Pic: Thomas O. Mills, Figure 8

The Gobekli Tepe Stone Circle


Hopi Truth Wheel at Gobekli Tepe,
South Eastern Turkey
Pic: Thomas O. Mills, Figure 9
In 1964, in Southeastern Turkey, the University of Istanbul discovered a stone circle the called Gobekli Tepe. When I place the Hopi Wheel of Truth on the site:-This rock was placed to pinpoint the equinox. A similar structure was built at Monte Alban in Southern Mexico called building “J” to pinpoint the solstice.

Monte Alban, Southern Mexico

There was not enough room on top of the pyramid for an observatory so the location of the Solstice was pinpointed on the ground with this building. Building “J”.I believe that many of the Mayan Temples were built to complete the same task as Stonehenge, Adams Calendar, Gobekli Tepe, and the American Medicine Wheels. When I place the Hopi Wheel of Truth on the Mayan Complex of Monte Alban in Southern Mexico:
Monte Alban, Southern Mexico
Pic: Thomas O. Mills, Figure 10

Monte Alban in Google Earth
Pic: Thomas O. Mills, Figure 11
And if you line up the Avenue of the Dead with google earth you see that it lines up with Hapgoodʼs north pole location of 12,000 BC.

The Mayan Complex of El Tajin and the Wheel of Refaim

El Tajin with Truth Wheel
Pic: Thomas O. Mills, Figure 12
And on the stone circle located on the Golan Heights in Israel called the Wheel of Refaim. Golan Heights, Israel
Pic: Thomas O. Mills, Figure 13

Our present pole would correspond to the ancient site of  Tiahuanaco located in Western Bolivia.


Tiahuanaco 
Pic: Thomas O. Mills, Figure 14

And the ancient temples at Baalbek in Lebanon would correspond to Hapgoodʼs pole location of 50,000 years ago.


Baalbek, Lebanon 
Pic: Thomas O. Mills, Figure 15
The whole pyramid complex in Egypt could be the largest of our stone circles and indeed show our pathway of life and the astronomical cycle for our planet, just as the elders said.
Pyramid Alignment
Pic: Thomas O. Mills, Figure 16

Many stone circles all around the globe, were positioned in-line with the equinox and the two solstice but the earth was rotating in a different position during those times. Iʼve mentioned only a few and hope others will use the Hopi Wheel of Truth in their search for the truth, in the future.

Will we, as a civilization build stone circles in the end times, to try and find the earthʼs delicate balance after our polar ice caps melt? Only time will tell.

Thomas O. Mills
Author
The Book of Truth, A New Perspective on the Hopi Creation Story & Stonehenge If This Was East   (Amazon UK)

The Book of Truth, A New Perspective on the Hopi Creation Story & Stonehenge If This Was East   (Amazon US)

*Footnote: Stonehenge gives us the numbers 432 & 4,320.
The Great Pyramid uses the scale of 1: 43,200 to give us the dimensions of the earth.
Pyramids height 481.3949 X 43,200 = 3938.685 miles Polar radius of the earth 3949 miles.
Pyramids perimeter at the base 3023.16 X 43,200 = 24,734.94. Equatorial circumference of the earth 24,902.

Special Thanks to:
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Gary Vey Editor Viewzone Magazine

 
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